Victoria Doramus is a supporter and advocate for Best Friends Animal Society, an animal sanctuary for pets that would otherwise be euthanized by a kill-shelter. Best Friends Animal Society operates on the principle that all animals deserve to be cared for and live out full lives regardless of their condition at abandonment. The goal of this animal welfare society is to work to end the solution of euthanizing animals by connecting animal shelters and rescue groups in order to coordinate greater numbers of adoption, educate the general public, and raise funds for their cause. Best Friends Animal Society was started in the 1980’s in response to the widespread practice of killing animals to control the number of surrendered pets and strays.
A group of individuals decided to bring abandoned animals to a safe location to be cared for. The result was that these animals recovered from their conditions and many were adopted. Eventually, the group organized into what is now Best Friends Animal Society, which operates as a non-profit entity. Consistently, the animals being brought there are being given medical treatment as well as nurturing care. This is in large part why Victoria Doramus is a personal supporter, as the organization strives to promote the principle that all animals are deserving of love and recovery similar to humans. As a recovering addict herself, she realized the importance of helping others and that extended to animals. She shared her feelings about her personal journey in a blog post on Medium centered around addiction.